Elementary Spellers Give an Impressive Performance at District Wide Spelling BEE
- Nov 7, 07
EBR elementary students anxiously await the start of the district spelling bee on Nov. 6, 2007.
The contestants in EBR’s first elementary spelling bee did not go down easy. Word after word was spelled correctly on Tuesday, Nov.6 and Wednesday, Nov.7, as elementary students squared off for a chance to be named top speller in the district.
Family and community members, along with EBRPSS staff filled the McKinley Middle auditorium for two days to support the students as they ran through pages of spelling words before winners emerged among 2nd-5th graders. The students represented the top spellers in EBR elementary schools.
The competition eventually turned to more difficult words when spellers remained on the stage for over two and a half hours.
“It was a long evening,” said Superintendent Charlotte Placide. “But this is another validation of student quality in all East Baton Rouge Parish Schools.” The district spelling bee is part of several academic activities planned for schools in the parish.
“We want to broaden the thoughts and stimulate the excitement about learning among students in our schools,” said Paula Johnson, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Programs.
In the 2nd-3rd grade division, first place went to the Buchanan Elementary student for correctly spelling every word. The second place winner was from Glen Oaks Park Elementary and third place went to RiverOaks Elementary.
In the 3rd-4th grade division, first place went to the Dufrocq Elementary student for correctly spelling every word. The second place winner was from LaSalle Elementary and third place went to Glen Oaks Park Elementary.
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